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  • Giving thanks for the pecan tree

    Giving thanks for the pecan tree
    As you enjoy pecan pie this holiday season, consider the pecan: Carya illinoinensis. Yes, as Southern as they may seem, these useful nut trees are native to Illinois — in fact, their natural range is large, extending from Iowa to Florida and from Ohio to Mexico.
  • Season of lights, lights and more lights: 'Illumination,' MSI and others

    Season of lights, lights and more lights:  'Illumination,' MSI and others
    These days, the main floor of the Museum of Science and Industry is a little bit like a Christmas tree lot, but without the smell of evergreens, the giant ball of twine or the sketchy dude in the Carhartt jacket. In a long-running holiday tradition, the...

    Ragnar Moen, groundskeeper at Elmhurst College Arboretum, dies at 80

    Ragnar Moen, groundskeeper at Elmhurst College Arboretum, dies at 80
    Ragnar Moen planted a weeping European beech tree on the campus of Elmhurst College more than four decades ago, and the skinny sapling with its branches seemingly pulled downward — its droop sad but amusing — quickly become his personal...

    Concert review: CSO performing Dvorak, more, at Orchestra Hall

    Concert review: CSO performing Dvorak, more, at Orchestra Hall
    For most of the 20th Century, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra supplemented its regular subscription series of concerts with single biweekly programs that presented popular repertory. The last CSO music director to take these "pop concerts" seriously...

    Hungry deer can pose threat to shrubs, trees

    Hungry deer can pose threat to shrubs, trees
    White-tailed deer may be a lovely sight in the woods, but they can do serious damage to trees, shrubs and other plants. And they get especially hungry in winter, so now is the time to fortify the garden's defenses, says Peter Linsner, who is in charge...